Suzanne Vincent is the editor-in-chief of Flash Fiction Online. That’s what people think anyway. Actually, she’s really a pretty ordinary middle-aged woman packing a few extra pounds and a few more gray hairs than she’s comfortable with. As a writer, she leans toward the fantasy spectrum, though much of what she writes is difficult to classify. Slipstream? Isn’t that where we stick stories when we just can’t figure out where else they go? Suzanne’s first professional publication was right here at FFO, published before she joined the staff: “I Speak the Master’s Will,” — a story she’s still very proud of. While she doesn’t actually have time to blog anymore, she once did. You can still read her ancient posts on writing at The Slushpile Avalanche. Suzanne keeps a house full of kids (3), a husband (1), and pets (too many to number) in Utah, USA. Yes, she’s a Mormon. No, there isn’t another wife. Mormons haven’t actually practiced polygamy since the 1890s. Too bad. She’d love to have another woman around to wash dishes and do laundry.
Jason S. Ridler is a writer, historian, and actor. He is the author of The Brimstone Files, and his latest historical work Mavericks of War was called a “visceral read that is also an important piece of scholarship” by Pulitzer-Prize winner Richard Rhodes. He is a Teaching Fellow at Johns Hopkins University and teaches creative writing at Google, Youtube, and for private clients.
Carrie Johnson is a graduate of Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, and has worked as a freelance writer, book dealer, and photographer. She currently lives in rural Indiana, where she spends much of her free time writing poems and stories while listening to the corn grow.
Jeremy’s stories have been featured in several anthologies, including “Visions of the Future” from the Lifeboat Foundation. He was a round-of-ten finalist for the Amazing Stories inaugural Gernsback Contest. He writes from somewhere vaguely in the vicinity of Toronto, Canada. You can find more of his stories at www.jeremylichtman.com.
Sherry Shahan has more than 35 fiction and nonfiction books to her credit, including Skin and Bones (A. Whitman & Co.), a quirky love story set in an Eating Disorders Unit of a hospital. Her short stories, articles, and essays have appeared in the L.A. Times, Oxford University Press, Christian Science Monitor, Backpacker, Country Living, Family Fun, ZYZZYVA, Exposition Review and others. As a travel writer, she’s ridden in a dogsled for the first part of the famed Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Alaska, hiked a leech-infested rainforest in Australia, snorkeled with penguins in the Galapagos, and surfed in Barbados. She holds an MFA and teaches an ongoing writing course for UCLA Extension. She lives and works on the central coast of California.
N. R. M. Roshak was a winner of the 34th Writers of the Future contest. The author lives in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada with a small family and a revolving menagerie of Things In Jars. Their fiction has also appeared in On Spec, Daily Science Fiction, and Devolution Z, and can be found via http://nrmroshak.com.